Tooth issues do run in families, according to the experts at Delta Dental. Some of that may be due to diet or bad habits like skipping flossing, but there’s also a strong genetic influence. Mutations or differences in a gene known as DEFB1 are linked to a greater risk of cavities as an adult.
34 things your parents’ health reveals about you
Take a look at these hereditary health traits, many of which may surprise you.